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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Slacker Blogger

But it's been a tough week - a tough month. Granted, I don't always make things easy on myself. But my husband has been traveling out of the country for the past week and a half, which is cool. I can handle that. I got lots of work done. For two weeks before that he was mad and not talking and I don't know why, so I just cried by myself every day. Anyway, our car was broken into last week, window smashed and the gps stolen. On Sunday I did the farmers' market by myself - fine, I've done that before. But on the way home I went to the store and backed into some guys (smaller) truck. Just a bump, mind you. His headlight cover had a small crack in it and there was a faint scratch on the bumper - the painted part.

I apologized and he was mad. I don't blame him, but dude, I'm sorry and what do you want me to do? Slit my throat? Here's the insurance card.

So, I have to tell my husband that when he gets home. He already knows about the broken-in-car incident. He's so tired from 13 hour time changes and travels to three countries. I'm tired, too. I will have to plan something very special to break the news.

On the other hand, a woman came up to me at the market because someone told her I was "the weaver" there. She gave me a bag of bobbins, a bobbin winder, a cone stand, and some shuttles. She wasn't weaving anymore. I asked her how much for this and she said, "Nothing. Enjoy them." And I almost cried (big surprise). I'm speechless. What a good, generous person.

What a confusing month.

Now for some eye candy, because nobody wants to look at a huge block of text.

Here is my latest scarf from mohair I bought at Rhinebeck from Kid Hollow Farm. I made two and I'm keeping one for myelf.

Note to self: brushed mohair is very difficult to weave on a regular loom. I think you need a rigid heddle loom. But I'm glad I didn't know that first because they did come out beautiful!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

My Treasury (on my blog)

I was going to try to make a treasury today on Etsy but treasury time and real life time (waiting for openings to make one) are worlds apart. So, if I happen to be at my computer when there is an opening, great. Meanwhile, I'm making my own here, in honor of the New York State Sheep and Wool Fest this weekend in Rhinebeck, NY. Enjoy!

The look of love by Honey Tree

Sunlight Lincoln Locks 1 Oz from Hackberry Studio

Organic Pumpkin Pie Marshmallows by Have It Confections

Monday, October 12, 2009

If You Are a Red Sox Fan . . .

. . . cue funeral dirge . . .

I'm sorry. (I'm really bummed.)

Ok, enough of that. We must move on.
I sold this on Friday! "Gossamer In Pink" knitted wire and bead bracelet.

And made this on Saturday! I'm calling it "Gathering" (I'm almost 100% sure . . .). I'll be listing it on Etsy later. It's beaded wire, knitted.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


I need tags for my scarves. So sad, I don't put tags with my company name on my handwovens. I have some but they are white and I'm not sure I want to put white tags on everything. I think I'd rather have the tags match more closely the color of the finished product.

Then I think I'm being too anal and should just go with black.
At any rate, I'm a little tee'd off at myself for not taking this more seriously. I'll get on it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
On another note, the farmers' market this past Sunday was a great success! I sold my favorite scarf along with a couple of others I love (I love them all . . )

"Lost" was my favorite.

"Postscript Weekend" That's my dad as a young man in the picture.


"Outside My Window"

"Gold Diamonds"

And with that, I'm off to make more!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Let The Chenilles Begin!

I just dressed the loom with a striking black and red chenille yarn. The chenille scarves have begun! No pictures yet. However, here are more pictures of a set I finished this week.

Lost handwoven scarf. Tencel and merino tencel.

Lost handwoven scarf

Lost handwoven scarf. Yes, I was feeling very sad that day.

Fiona handwoven scarf. Tencel.

Fiona handwoven scarf.

Fiona handwoven scarf.

Fiona handwoven scarf

Black Like My Heart handwoven scarf. Tencel and alpaca/silk.

Black Like My Heart handwoven scarf.

Black Like My Heart handwoven scarf (same bad day).
Lost is in my Etsy store and the other three will be sent to Silver Circle Studio, Swift Waters, and Indigo Lily.